An MC shouts during a protest in Downtown Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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You see them at the center of the crowds, chanting slogans through megaphones and setting the pace of demonstrations.Ayoub said assessing which chants were suitable to specific moments of the protest was one of the responsibilities of the person behind the megaphone.Fares al-Halabi, an activist who has performed as an emcee, agreed that those behind the megaphone had a "huge responsibility," adding that ill-considered words could have unintended consequences.He also noted that simply carrying a megaphone and chanting slogans did not automatically make a person a leader of the uprising. Halabi added that the interaction between the protesters and the person chanting the slogan depended on what was being said and how relevant the words were to the circumstances.Halabi also compared some slogans used in the 2015 protests against the garbage crisis to those of the present day.
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